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Metaphysics as Foundation
Essays in Honor of Ivor Leclerc
Metaphysics as Foundation
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Paul A. Bogaard - Editor
Gordon Treash - Editor
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Hardcover - 358 pages
Release Date: December 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1257-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1257-2

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Paperback - 358 pages
Release Date: December 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1258-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1258-9

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The essays in this book examine the proposition that an interpretation of subjects and subjectivity from the ontological perspective, first outlined by Alfred North Whitehead and elaborated by Ivor Leclerc, provides the foundation that is essential in order to develop a philosophy of nature and human action.


Paul A. Bogaard and Gordon Treash both teach in the Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword Robert C. Neville

Introduction

Section One: Historical Antecedents

1. Kant's Criticism of Panpsychism from the Perspective of the Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Subjectivity [translated from German]
Reiner Wiehl

2. The Nature of Nature: Kant and Whitehead
Gordon Treash

3. Leibniz and Modern Science
Errol E. Harris

4. Metaphysical Lessons of Idealism
Hugo A. Meynell


Section Two: The Subject as Creative

5. Creativity as General Activity
Jan Van der Veken and André Cloots


6. Mais Où Sont Les Neiges D'Antan?
Donald W. Sherburne


7. Perfecting the Ontological Principle
Lewis S. Ford


8. The Systematic Ambiguity of Some Key Whiteheadian Terms
George L. Kline


9. To Be Is To Be Substance-In-Relation
W. Norris Clarke, S. J.


Section Three: The Subject as Foundation

10.Temporality and the Concept of Being
Albert Shalom


11.The Metaphor of a Foundation for Knowledge
Edward Pols


12.Collective Guilt
Jude P. Dougherty


Section Four: Science, Interaction and the Philosophy of Nature

13.Metaphysical Systems and Scientific Theories: A Structural Comparison
Friedrich Rapp


14.The Philosophical Content of Quantum Chemistry
Paul A. Bogaard


15.6The Nature of Chemical Existence
Joseph E. Earley


16.What is Time?
Ilya Prigogine


Section Five: Subjectivity and God

17.God, Necessary and Contingent; World, Contingent and Necessary;and the Fifteen Other Options in Thinking About God
Charles Hartshorne


18.Persons and God
Hywel D. Lewis
Contributors

Bibliography

Index of Names

Index of Subjects


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